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Lessons From This Year’s Student Academic Experience Survey
Bookshelf
July 21, 2021

Lessons From This Year’s Student Academic Experience Survey

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UK Study of Diversity and Inclusion in Social Research Finds We Have ‘Far to Go’
Bookshelf
July 16, 2021

UK Study of Diversity and Inclusion in Social Research Finds We Have ‘Far to Go’

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Watching China Watching Its Students Overseas
Public Policy
July 15, 2021

Watching China Watching Its Students Overseas

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Academic Freedom?
Communication
June 28, 2021

How Will COVID-19 Affect Academic Freedom?

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Award Recipient Promotes Archives-Centered Educational Opportunities

Award Recipient Promotes Archives-Centered Educational Opportunities

The ALA’s Marta Lange Award this year goes to Jill Severn based on her work creating the Special Collections Faculty Fellowship Program at the University of Georgia’s Russell Library, which the committee sees as “a wonderful model for how archival collections can be introduced into political science education.”

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A Primer on Academic Tenure (and Its Tenuous Future)

A Primer on Academic Tenure (and Its Tenuous Future)

In the following Q&A, George Justice, an English professor and author of “How to Be a Dean,” explains the origin of tenure and the waning protections that it affords professors in the United States who have it.

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Would a Weary People Take a Virtual Course on the Pandemic? Yes, They Would

Would a Weary People Take a Virtual Course on the Pandemic? Yes, They Would

An anthropologist, a biologist and a historian at the University of Guelph jointly held a summer online course on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a hit

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Are Big Tech Companies Bad for Innovation?

Are Big Tech Companies Bad for Innovation?

In digitized global markets, how do local governments regulate competition? Andreas Kornelakis and Pauline Hublart looked at the question in “Digital markets, competition regimes and models of capitalism: A comparative institutional analysis of European and US responses to Google,” recently published in the journal Competition & Change.

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Paths from a PhD to the Private Sector

Paths from a PhD to the Private Sector

The impact of the pandemic on all sectors is only beginning to emerge and given the need for greater flexibility, adaptability and […]

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2021 ASA Election Results: New Leadership for 2022

2021 ASA Election Results: New Leadership for 2022

The American Sociological Association is pleased to announce the results of their 2021 ASA elections. Congratulations to the 2022-2023 President Prudence Carter […]

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Universities Are More than Their Score in Rankings Tables

Universities Are More than Their Score in Rankings Tables

Lizzie Gadd argues that any commitment to responsible research assessment needs to include action on global university rankings. She argues universities should unite around the principle of being ‘much more than their rank.’

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Is Science Communication Training Worth the Candle?

Is Science Communication Training Worth the Candle?

Most science communication training programs query participants and get positive responses. But more probing research has shown that students consistently overestimate how well they perform.

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